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and we were dispatched to them. >> [ inaudible question ]. >> well, i think it says that our health department and our city and all the governmental resources always act on the side of caution. i think that's always how we have to approach these cases. sometimes things turn out sometimes they don't but for us we can't afford to make mistakes so we have to progressicess all patients whether they have ebola or other infectious diseases to be on the safe side.
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>> well, i think we always critique all of our operations constantly but i think the response we did today is appropriate. >> [ inaudible question ]. >> i believe dana is going to pass out a news release for thaw details our response assets and the number of people that were out there at the scene. >> [ inaudible question ]. >> it's my understanding that for the health department, interviewed all the persons and at this time have refused treatment transport and they have released them. good evening americans. you have been listening to and watching a press conference at frisco, texas where another person is reportedly reporting symptoms of ebola. this is not a second confirmed ebola case. late this afternoon the patient arrived at a texas hospital.
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this person claims to have had contact with the first ebola patient in the united states, thomas duncan. the frisco texas fire chief just said the patient didn't have contact with duncan. >> my understanding is this is recent information but we will get definite informing in the next few hours, but there is someone who doesn't either have definite contact with ebola or definite symptoms with ebola is being assessed. as people are more concerned people will be assessed and there will be rumors and concerns and potential cases. we should just keep it in perspective. right now only one patient has ever been diagnosed with tb -- sorry, with ebola in the u.s.
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and that individual tragically died today. we are tracing the other 48 people, none of them as of today have had fever or symptoms suggestive of ebola. >> earlier today thomas duncan the first person diagnosed with ebola in the united states passed away. he was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. in dallas. he aryrived in the united state september 20th come from liberia and fell ill days later. duncan's body will be cremated. >> the three key steps are first thinking of the possibility of ebola and identifying who may have the disease, so that second they can be rapidly tested, and
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third effectively isolated. that's crucial for our response. and identification, diagnosis, and safe care of anyone who may have ebola needs to be top of mind right now for health care providers throughout the country. >> in west africa the outbreak continues to spread with over 3700 people reported dead and 7400 effected with ebola. today cdc announced additional screening at a number of different major u.s. airports, jfk, dallas, washington, newark, o'hare -- and atlanta all will look into new screening. travellers from affected countries will be taken to a screening area and observed for
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signs of illness and questioned about their whereabouts and how they are feeling. the new screening will start this saturday at jfk in new york. 94% of travellers from ebola-infected nations will be coming through the screenings here in the united states. >> the department of homeland security, cdc and customs of border protection will be implementing a new detailed questionnaire as well as temperature-taking and providing information to each traveller. if any travellers are found to either have a fever or have a history of contact with ebola then the on site centers for disease control and prevention public health officer will further interview and assess the individual and take additional action as appropriate.
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>> frieden said with these measures, will of course come, false alarms. >> it's going to find people with fever or contact who don't have ebola. in fact, we know that over the past couple of months about one out of every 500 travellers boreding a plane in west africa has had a fever. most of those had malaria. none of those have been diagnosed with ebola. so we expect to see some patients with fever and that will cause some obvious and understandable concern. >> earlier today president obama held a conference call with the cdc and hhs officials to discuss the administration's response to ebola. for more on all of this i will bring in dr. peter, the director of the texas children center for vaccine development and founding
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doo dean at baylor college and professor at asu health science center. great to have you gentleman. the american people want to know how effect the screenings will be and what kind of fire wall this will be to protect us against the spread of ebola. >> thanks for the question. it's not a fire wall. remember these individuals were traveling from west africa getting screened before boreding the plane, if they have a fever they're not allowed to board the plane. if you think about it
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. >> it not . >> not to make this into a big play that america is going to have an ebola outbreak but people coming into the country
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with a high fever, could be a number of different illnesses as has been pointed out. but how far do we go with this and who is responsible. >> i'm mildly concerns about these quarantine rooms that they say they will put these patients in. we have viruses that are a lot more contagious than ebola out there. if you have a patient that has a fever and measels or the flu, if you put these people in a room altogether then you may give someone the flu or measles which could be more fatal than ebola. we have to think about that because do these airports actually have the tfacilities t handle a quarantine-type situation with the positive pressure or negative-pressure rooms needed for each type of
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illness. but i believe it is a decrease the possibility of having ebola coming into the country by but no means is it it a fail-safe procedure to stop ebola from coming into the country. >> i think it is a good measure. i think it is an appropriate measure. remember ebola is still a rare disease in west africa. an area with the population of the size of west texas. with the number only two or three times the drunk driving accidents over the same period of time in stex. texas. so they should be picked up before going on the plane. it's a good machine you're. not full proof but worth while under taking. >> what do you think medical science has learned from
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treating mr. duncan and what he has gone through now that he has passed away. >> i'm really saddened by the fact this young man passed away. he was on an experimental medication, which is something, each case will be treated very differently. but what i always want people to understand about his case is that, possibly, we can't say for sure, but possibly, if he had been picked up as an ebola case before he was sent home, the possibility of him getting the appropriate care would have obviously been increased and that may have been able to stop his demise. as a physician, every patient is different but what we learn is we have to have ebola on the mind so that when a patient came in and said they travelled to west africa and have a fever, you have to think ebola until proven otherwise.
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>> doctor, i'm just guessing, the american people, now that this gentleman mr. duncan has passed away, and that the announcement of screenings will be taking place at airport where 94% of people come into the united states from these infected countries, what message does that send to the american people? can you tell our audience tonight that we have a handle on this and there's a very slim chance this will turn into a big outbreak that the country needs to be seriously concerned about. i think that's just intuition and gut check. that's what most americans are. what these screenings tell us about the future of america could be. >> it is important to keep in mind what we know about the
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infection. it is very difficult to transmit the ebola infection. the reason it has taken off so terribly adash . >> i don't think we will be seeing a lolt lot of additional ebola patients if any. having said that i think cdc do have things well in hand. i feel very safe about ebola. there are a lot of other
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>> they continue to call for a look into lawmakers. law enforcement. >> adrian peterson is due in court this morning. zblrz he was investigated for rape and never charged. corporate sponsors like nike cut ties. >> the only thing they understand the bottom dollar. >> peterson still collecting $11.75 million in salary. >> peterson's lawyers are hoping for a quick trial date so he could get back on the field. peterson tweeted in september, i never intended to harm my son, i will say the same thing once i have my day in court. >> joining me tonight professor at georgia town university and political analyst.
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professor, the trial date for adrian peterson set for december 1st. his camp is looking for a speedy trial. if he is convicted on this he will be facing several years of incarceration which is mandatory. you heard his attorney say well he loves his kids and he's really a good guy. he has personal habits that, with many americans may be tough to defend or understand. how does this play as you see it? >> well you're absolutely right in laying it all out. legally, of course, belts and brushes are accepted as normal practices in corporal punishment because it is legal in every state in this country. but when you look at cords and other implements they are seen as abusive. so it is delicate balance on understanding the legitimate need as it is to exercise
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corporal punishment, though i disagree with it, america has said you can do this. so he is trying to prove he's within his rights but others trying to prove he was abusive. if story holds up about welts on the body and this boy was threatened with further punishment should he tell and peterson has a pattern that is abusive than it will be a difficult road ahead for him. >> a report from the tribune highlights a controversy with the funds in peterson charity. trials can be the image business in a big way. what kind of impact will this have on him. >> it will take a hit in terms of his brand, no doubt. he is a vocal cyst christian.
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he is a person who understands the nature of public proclamations about faith. on the other hand taking a hit with these accusationaccusation. now he was never officially charged so as a result legally he may be clear but in terms of a perspective of him as a human being i think that will have an impact on how people see him and may have an impact how people judge him in a jury case or a judge who will look at the evidence and will suggest this is a disturbing pattern of poor choices his entire life. >> we are dealing with a high platform star athlete, major visibility, probably is no bigger story in the nfl this year than this, and the judge in the hearing was asked to apologize for calling lawyers on both sides media-whores.
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do you think the court proceedings will be marred as a spectacular. >> absolutely. i think that look it's going to be a very difficult case to manage. the public interest in this is high. even when mr. peterson walked into court people were talk being how hand some he was. this is race, gender, age, region, football, this is an iconic person who is a football star versus the perception about a footbabus -- abuse among chil. i don't think he will be able to protect himself in terms of taking some hits. >> isn't this about behavior and
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child rearing. how does race, as you see it, play into this. >> well, look, many americans, most americans agree corporal punishment is a good thing and they believe in it. i don't suggest it is a african-american trait. but we can see how corporal punishment has been used against us. i talk about the relationship of slavery to corporal punishment. often black people had to beat their kids in front of the slave master to prove they could beat the independent spirit out of that child should that child want to escape. during jim crowe they wanted to beat their children so they wouldn't misbehave. think about emma til, taking off
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and getting murdered. the point is black people during every stage of american history have had to discipline their children. think about now police departments across the country. black people believe if they are to exercise control over their children they must discipline them with corporal punishment so they don't sass a police person because they then may end up dead on the street. so there is the context of discipline and the belief of spare the rod spare the child a lot of people appeal to the bible to say if you let your kids run wild they will do things that are messed up in the long run. >> interwh want to take 30 more seconds ton this. did you just present the best possible defense for the running back of the minnesota vikings. >> maybe so. you got to talk about the fact
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this is inherited from our tradition and something black people have done for a long time. it is an acceptable practice. religious figures will come forward and say this is what we believe. even though i disagree to that practice, no doubt peterson will be appealing to these arguments. to say what he did was within acceptable bounds of black moral practice. >> thank you for your time. coming up georgia senate candidates discussing jobs. heard a lot of that in iowa as well. and shocking reaction to legalized gay marriage. next your questions on ask ed live. be right back.
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>> welcome back to the ed show. appreciate your questions. every night we answer a few here on ask ed live. first question, why don't most americans care about the midterm elections. >> i hope and do pray about it but the dumbing down of america is the saddest chapter when it is said and done. americans need to care because the issues are intense. this is one of the most important midterms ever because the country has become very radical on the left and on the right. is there a center? i don't know. everyone says low turnover. i was in iowa and heard that there as well. people are sick of the constant degrading of one another and the commercials that are never ending. adam wants to know what's your favorite beer? well to be honest with you
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welcome back to the ed show. we go now to a topic americans care more about than ebola and isis, that would be jobs. there are numbers to prove it. the latest polling from cbs shows 34% of americans say the economy is the most important issue. i was in iowa today, not one person said isis or ebola to me. they all talked about jobs. health care comes in second with 17%. and terrorism comes in third with 16%. folks it is all about the economy and jobs. i know it's 20 years old, but it still plays. this is on full display down in georgia in a number of other senate seats in play.
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perdue up by three points over nunn. it's within the margin of error and right now it is anybody's race. last night the candidates squared off. >> he has unique experience to -- to really give him opportunity to serve in the senate with ten other folks that have business experience but i will tell you he would be more unique than that, he would be the only senator who from his own words has built a career from outsources american jobs. [ crowd roaring ]. he talked about fixing countries. thailand, singapore, not once
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did he talk about creating jobs in the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> perdue responds. >> this is one more attempt by my desperate opposition to use one line out of 186-page document to define a career. the issue over the past 30 or 40 years we decimated the entire industry because of bad government policies, tax policies, regulation policies. what i have fought for in this campaign is to get this economy going again. i believe that we have got to stop the nonsense in washington. it doesn't work for us. we have to reform our tax code. we have to reform our regular lat torii over reach and stop
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outsources our resources. >> he blames outsources on government shutdown regulation. he blames outsourcing on government regulation. he is wrong on that. we have lost over 700,000 jobs because of outsourcing. trade deficit with mexico has sky rocketed. president obama has worked hard to bring back american manufacturing jobs. few days ago he highlighted american success. >> new factories are opening their doors. more than halftime manufacturer executives are actively looking to bring jobs back from china. our businesses are selling more goods over seas than any time in
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our history. >> the numbers don't lie. since february 2010, the american manufacturer sector has added 700,000 jobs thanks to democratic efforts. some of damage has been offset. the american economy is on a roll. 55 straight months of private sector job growth. what is not on a role is upward wages. a lot of the 10 million jobs added are at lower wages. in 26 days you can vote for at hard progress president obama has made or vote for the party of david perdue who has a concrete track record of shipping jobs over seas. that's their economic model. let me bring in more, senator, i know you've been in iowa a lot. i was there today. i heard a lot about opportunities. i heard a lot about jobs going
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over seas and what has come back into iowa does not match what has left. is that what you're hearing? >> absolutely, ed. the fact of the matter is, since the year 2000, we have lost 60,000 manufacturing plants in the united states of america, and millions -- millions of decent paying jobs and a lot of that is attributable to our disaster trade policy of nafta, cafta, permanent trade relation wz china. not only a loss of jobs but now companies in american are having to compete with companies that have moved abroad. one of the reasons median family income has declined by $5,000
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since the year 2000. so this is theiissue that are talking about. people want to start reinvesting in the united states of america and not in china. i find it very hard to believe that a candidate like mr. perdue could actually be proud of helping to throw american workers out on the street and move plants abroad. that's nothing to be proud of. >> the president is making the case manufacturer is bouncing back. president obama says that big progress has been made in manufacturing. is that true? do you see it that way? >> we made some progress and certainly seen more progress in manufacturing jobs than we have any time since the early 1990s. he has correctly identified the
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biggest impedroza biggest problem is the trade deficit. i think this attack nunn has lodged will have some power. if you rewind to 2012, think about the romney campaign, one of the most power ads was outsourcing jobs, recorded as the most powerful spot of the election cycle. i think this will resonate with voters. it is not confined to david him self, there's lots of candidates who have bad ideas on where to head on free trade with china and other countries. we also need to address the
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trade policy as well which is something i didn't hear from david's mouth. >> senator, ebola and isis have sucked a lot of oxygen out of the room. grabbed a lot of attention, yet when you go to the middle of the country, you still hear about jobs. there doesn't seem to be a lot of confidence with what president obama has can accomplished with 55 months of job growth. where is the disconnect. and what is the message to the people before the midterm. >> i think there's a couple of misconnects. the corporate media is not terribly interested in what happens to the american working class. just not that interested. not a lot of discussion about trade. about raising the minimum wage. about pay equality. growing income and wealth and equality. that's just not what they're interested in. second of all, what i think, in every meeting that i go to, ed,
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the issues that people are talk being is what is happening -- talking about is what is happening not only to their lives but in many cases they are working longer hours for lower wages worrying if they are going to have a job tomorrow but they are also worried about their kids. what kind of economic life will their kids have. are there going to be decent paying jobs for their kid snz look you will never have a strong economy unless we are producing real products. while we have seen in recent years an increase in manufacturing jobs in it this country we also are seeing many jobs being created, including the manufacturing jobs are not paying the kinds of wages our working people need. in fact many of the new manufacturing jobs being created are paying significantly less than the manufacturing jobs we have loss. >> no doubt.
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>> i think while we're much better, economic today than where we were six years ago, the reality the middle class continues to decline, people are still struggling, poverty is much to high and the gap from the people on top and everybody else continues to grow wider and wider. >> good to have you gentleman with us tonight. i appreciate it so much. thank you. coming up, sonny plays shady politics. we got the latest in the closely watched race in florida for governor. keep it here.
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welcome back. it's getting hot in florida. the governor's race heating up in the sunshine state. charlie crist is making sure they remember rick scott is responsible for the largest medicare fraud settlement in history. >> columbia hca putting profits ahead of patients. >> they were and rick scott was ceo. >> they were specifically training their executives to basically steal from the government. >> scott pled the fifth 75 times, his company found guilty of massive medical fraud. taxpayers and seniors got cheated but rick scott walked
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away with millions. >> you got rich on the backs of american health care patients. >> he got rich and we're still paying the price. rick scott. too shady for the sunshine state. >> in the past he has trade to sell himself as a medicare and medicaid defender. >> i work every day to make sure that our citizens can get health care, they see their program raided by the administration. the administration is not thinking about the families in florida. they're not thinking about our citizens that pay into medicare when they raid medicare to pay for obamacare. >> florida voters are being bombard by ads from both candidates. the races among the most expensive races in the entire country this year. more than $31 million has been spent mostly by outside groups, and 64,000 television ads have played. the race is still extremely close. a new survey. the usa poll has charlie crist with 44%, rick scott at 42%.
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libertarian candidate adrian wily at 6%. they will face off in the first of three televised debates on 48. it should be heated. ahead of. debate rick scott is getting some high profile gop help on the campaign trail. today new jersey governor chris christy is making two stops. ring of fire radio host and florida resident and america's attorney joins us tonight. mike, is this, it is very clear that crist is trying to get people to remember just what happened with rick scott and medicare. is it going to work? is the medicare fraud going to be a big drag on scott's campaign down the stretch? >> too shady for the sunshine state is working. look, scott spent 30 to $fry million to try to move his favorables. they are around ebola and isis kind of numbers. when that hams to a candidate,
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he has to shore up his unfavorables. so this time you have scott's last run. he ran against a very weak candidate. he had huge koch money but he could move his favorables and he can't do that this time. chris keeps the attack up. too shady for the sunshine state is working. it is resonating because it is simple. he is calling rick scott a criminal. he is not equivocal about it. he doesn't mince words. he says this is a guy that stole $1.7 billion from medicaid and medicare. now he tries to pay his way out of it, which he did as a multimillionaire, after pleads the fifth 75 times. the point being, this doesn't help him, this doesn't help scott move his favorables in his camp is freaked out that they can't move his favorables up. >> what is chris christie going to do for scott? >> it's amazing the republicans
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already have this brand of criminaliality after scott walker, all these investigations going on. and you have chris christie out there as your campaign stump guy who is already very suspect. the best thing he can do is put jeb bush out there. but chris christie, do you really want to surround yourself with folks, where there is this suspicion out there. and there is a huge suspicion about chris christie. so especially when you already have this notion by the voters that you're a criminal yourself. that's happening to rick scott. it has led to them asking questions, even, ed about, rick scott's sketchy blind trusts. now the media is getting on to that issue. it makes him look more like a criminal. he has a criminal problem and a criminal image. >> and what about the absentee ballots? they're now out across the state. voting has basically started. what does chris need to do to
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get democrats in his corner? >> exactly what he is doing. last time -- look. you hear these people saying that this argument about scott being a criminal doesn't work. they tried it last time. they tried it with a very weak candidate and they tried it during a time when scott could move his favorable. he can't now. >> what about these three televised debates? the first one on friday. how is this going to play out? >> there is something that we call in florida, it is called the creepy image that rick scott has. that creepy image surfaces every time he's in front of a camera, an ad, he is horrible in debates. the creepy image will come out. it will really hurt him is my prediction, in a big way. >> mike, great to have you with us tonight. i want to tell all of you that i spent the day in iowa today. it is about jobs. i'll have that report next monday. and tomorrow, i'm going to be in south dakota focusing on that
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senate race as well. the middle of the country. the republicans think they have it wrapped up. we'll tell the story next week on the ed show. politics nation with reverendal sharpton starts now. >> we're following big developments on ebola in america including the death of the first patient diagnosed on u.s. soil, thomas eric duncan. and late this afternoon, the head of the cdc announcing new screening procedures at airports for people arriving from west africa. we're going to get to all of it. but we start with tonight's lead. his starring proposal on policing in america today. a major announcement from attorney general eric holder on police tactics in the united states. the announcement coming at an event in arkansas with former president bill clinton.


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